Duke Votes

Early voting sites in Durham County are open from 8:00 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays, and 2:00 p.m.-7:30 p.m. on Sundays. On the last day of early voting, Oct. 31, polls will be open from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. More information on early voting in Durham County can be found here.

To register during the early voting period, you must complete a North Carolina Voter Registration Application as well as show an identifying document such as an NC driver’s license, a photo ID from a government agency, a student photo ID with a school document showing the student’s address or a utility bill, bank statement, payroll stub, or document from any government agency with your name and current address.

Welcome to Duke Votes

Duke Votes is a non-partisan, student-led organization that aims to register, educate, and mobilize the Duke community to vote this fall. We are here to help you vote, whether you plan to vote in Durham or in your home state. We offer a variety of programs, including voter registration drives and weekly office hours. If you have any voting questions, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions section under the "Resources" tab.

Make Your Plan

With so much uncertainty, it's more important than ever to make a plan to vote. First, you'll need to register to vote. You can do so here. The deadline to register to vote in North Carolina is October 9th.

Then, you'll need to decide the method by which you will vote. You can find more information specific to your situation on our "Voting in North Carolina" and "Voting in Your Home State" pages.

In North Carolina, you can vote early from October 15-31. There will be an early voting site on Duke's campus at the Karsh Alumni and Visitors Center for anyone who is registered to vote in Durham. You can also vote by mail or on Election Day. In North Carolina, you can register to vote during early voting but you must already be registered to vote if you wish to vote on Election Day. You can sign up for updates specific to your voting situation here:

Get Involved

If you want to help register students to vote, create informational graphics to help educate the Duke community, plan Duke Votes events, or collaborate in other ways, please fill out our volunteer form or e-mail Duke senior and Duke Votes chair Jessica Sullivan at jessica.sullivan@duke.edu, and she'll plug you into the campus-wide Duke Votes operation.

We had record turnout in 2018. We want to do even better in 2020. Make your plan to vote now!